13 The Malcolm Forbes Award

Clockwise from upper left: Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Duff Wilson, Aditya Kalra.

Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital

AWARD DATE: 2017

AWARD NAME: 13 The Malcolm Forbes Award

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Aditya Kalra, Duff Wilson and team

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Reuters

AWARD HONORED WORK:The Philip Morris Files

AWARD SPONSOR: Forbes Magazine

In industry after industry companies with big lobbying budgets have managed to control and even dictate regulations without being seen. In “The Phillip Morris Files”, a team of Reuters’ reporters takes us inside that world: the behind-the-scenes maneuvering; the strategic targeting of weakest government links; and the congratulatory high-fiving when the mission is accomplished. This eyeopening series shows just how sophisticated and determined the tobacco industry has been in fighting anti-tobacco forces in government and at international agencies. The team of reporters took powerful leaked documents, followed it up with shoe-leather reporting, and brought home a series with impact.

Citation Recipients: Lauren Etter, Benjamin Elgin, Sarah Frier and Michael Riley
Affiliation: Bloomberg News
Honored Work: “Facebook and the Assault on Democracy”

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